August 7, 2009
Secretary Clinton in Kenya having a little fun. Talk about her hairdo, a sip of spirits, a little dancing and then a reminding of the dowry offer of 60 animals (40 goats and 20 cows) for Chelsea’s hand in marriage. A Kenyan man had made the offer 8 years ago and is still waiting for an answer. He had written President Clinton because he thought Chelsea looked “very well brought up”. He still looked smitten although he is married and has children.
Polygamy is a tradition in Kenya and is fully legal. barry Sr had at least 3 wives (was married to one when he impregnated barry’s mother) and his father had at least 3 also. barry’s alleged ancestral tribe, the Luo, are most famous for their polygamy. Grand glutton Mzee Ancentus Akuku, aka “Danger” married 130 wives, divorced 85 and sired 110 sons and 305 daughters. In 2008, he was still alive at the age of 90 – his last marriage having taken place at age 79 to an 18 y/o and resulted in 3 children. And of this he is very proud.
SECRETARY CLINTON: My daughter is her own person, very independent, so I will convey this very kind offer.